FOIL Request

FOIL provides access to public records.
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(800) 348-7298, Ext. 2911

The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) provides a means for the public to access records maintained by the government. Records exempt from FOIL include those that:

  • Are an invasion of a member's personal privacy;
  • Are trade secrets that would, if disclosed, harm a company's competitive advantage;
  • Would keep a government agency from performing its duties; and,
  • Are not maintained by the agency because there is no business reason to do so.
  • To submit a FOIL request, email us at or mail your request to: NYSTRS, Attn: Records Access Officer, 10 Corporate Woods Drive, Albany, NY 12211. Be sure to clearly describe the record(s) you request, including relevant dates, names and descriptions. Our Subject Matter List provides a reference of records maintained by the System.

For more information about the Freedom of Information Law, visit the Committee on Open Government's website.

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